When They Do The QE Stomp

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Originally posted May 22, 2013.

The selloff in Treasuries today reminded me of a great song from my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxKQ8xGBOSg

I just changed the words a little.

Traders on Wall Street get some quick feet
When they do the QE stomp.
Really somethin when the yields start jumpin
When they do the QE stomp.
Whoa oh!

It started in Congress
With a Bernanke show
But he gave a wrong answer
Then the yields did blow.

They started sellin.
Oh, what a sight to see!

The yields are jumpin and the banks are dumpin
When they do the QE stomp.
Really somethin when the yields start jumpin
When they do the QE stomp.

It gets that panic feel.
You know you know it’s real.
You better sell.
You know it well.

If you decide to wait.
Then it will be too late.
Oh my.
Oh why oh why.
Ohhhh whyyy?

Traders on Wall Street get some quick feet
When they do the QE stomp.
Really somethin when the yields start jumpin
When they do the QE stomp.
Whoa oh!

If you don’t sell it now
You’ll get hit with a pow
And your cash will be all gone
All-l-l-l-l goo-o-ne!

The yields are jumpin and the banks are dumpin
When they do the QE stomp.
Really somethin when the yields start jumpin
When they do the QE stomp.

Whoa whoa

Repeat and fade.

Actually, the banks have been dancing out the back door for the last 10 months.

Bank Holdings of Treasuries and Agencies - Click to enlarge

Bank Holdings of Treasuries and Agencies – Click to enlarge

Chart Credit:  Investing Simplified, by Ben S. Bernanke- Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition 5/22/13. I update the chart weekly in the Professional Edition Fed and Treasury Reports.

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Lee Adler

I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also provide analysis and charts for David Stockman's Contra Corner which I developed for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs in the past 44 years, including a stint on Wall Street in both analytical and sales capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I worked as a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. My perspective is not of the Ivory Tower. It is from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches of the industries that I analyze and write about today. 

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